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Lenovo IdeaPad Miix 320 Series

Lenovo IdeaPad Miix 320-10ICR-80XF003SSPProcessor: Intel Atom x5 Z8350
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics (Cherry Trail), Intel HD Graphics 400 (Braswell)
Display: 10.1 inch
Weight: 1.02kg, 1.049kg
Price: 459 euro
Average Score: 72.8% - average
Average of 3 scores (from 4 reviews)
: - %, performance: 37%, features: 64%, display: 79%
mobility: 86%, workmanship: 78%, ergonomy: 83%, emissions: 96%

 

Lenovo IdeaPad Miix 320-10ICR Pro LTE

The Lenovo IdeaPad Miix 320-10ICR Pro LTE was presented at Mobile World Congress as a good device for people who do not spend a whole lot of time at a desk and do not need high-end components to get their work done, particularly if that work might mean being away from an outlet for a good part of the day or night. Devices such as 2-in-1 hybrids are here to eliminate the need for a choice between a laptop and a tablet, delivering the convenience of a tablet with the utility of a keyboard in one handy, transforming package. Pick up the Miix 320 and there is no missing that this is a budget machine. The shell is largely plastic and, pulling the screen from the keyboard base, there is a bit of flex in the whole unit that sets it below the metal-bodied convertibles of Dell and HP. Colour options are limited to silver and black only. As a combined device, the unit weighs 560g which, while lighter than a Dell XPS 13, is a bit heavier than a 9.7-inch iPad Pro (which weighs just 444g), despite the plastic build. Still, it is a relatively slim machine with a depth of 17.5mm. It feels as if it is built to travel.  As for the display, it might lack finesse (the bezel around the screen is huge), but with a resolution of 1200 by 800 pixels, it is good enough for everyday use.

The Miix 320 runs on mid-spec hardware that will handle most everyday tasks. An Intel Atom x5-Z8350 processor with a clock speed of 4 x 1.44GHz takes charge behind the scenes and, paired with 4GB DDR3L RAM, things run relatively speedily. With 64GB of eMMC storage, the 320 is unlikely to replace a laptop, but that is enough space for storing a host of documents. As for the OS, the Lenovo Miix 320 has Windows 10 as its standard. It is an operating system that works well on the 2-in-1, with the combination of keyboard controls and touchscreen input delivering a thoroughly usable interface for on-the-go computing. Things generally do not feel quite as fluid as with a more expensive machine. However, for everyday browsing and media handling, the Miix 320 will be more than capable. Regarding battery performance, users will get 10 hours of battery life out of a full charge. It also features a 2-megapixel front facing and a 5-megapixel rear-facing camera. One of Lenovo’s big sells for the Miix 320 is its ability to offer uninterrupted connectivity. The presence of both Wi-Fi and LTE (as an option) on the 320 should make it attractive to those who need to be online all the time, such as business people and Netflix addicts.

Hands-on article by Jagadisa Rajarathnam

Specifications

Lenovo IdeaPad Miix 320-10ICR Pro LTENotebook: Lenovo IdeaPad Miix 320-10ICR Pro LTE
Processor: Intel Atom x5 Z8350
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 400 (Braswell)
Display: 10.1 inch, 16:10, 1920 x 1200 pixels
Weight: 1.049kg
Price: 459 euro
Links: Lenovo homepage

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Average Score: 69% - average

Average of 2 scores (from 2 reviews)

 

80.4% Lenovo IdeaPad Miix 320 Pro (x5-Z8350, LTE, 128 GB) Convertible Review | Notebookcheck
Compact convertible! The IdeaPad Miix 320 combines versatile use in the tightest space. An LTE module is also installed and the quad-core CPU is to ensure a decent work speed. Find out in this review how the 10-inch convertible scores in the test.

Foreign Reviews

69% Gute Mobilität, aber dunkles Display und wenig Leistung
Source: Chip.de German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 01/17/2018
Rating: Total score: 69% performance: 38% features: 74% display: 78% mobility: 88%
69% Gute Mobilität, aber dunkles Display und wenig Leistung
Source: Chip.de German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 01/17/2018
Rating: Total score: 69% performance: 38% features: 74% display: 78% mobility: 88%

 

Lenovo IdeaPad Miix 320-10ICR-80XF003SSP

Specifications

Lenovo IdeaPad Miix 320-10ICR-80XF003SSPNotebook: Lenovo IdeaPad Miix 320-10ICR-80XF003SSP
Processor: Intel Atom x5 Z8350
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics (Cherry Trail)
Display: 10.1 inch, 16:10, 1280 x 800 pixels
Weight: 1.02kg
Links: Lenovo homepage

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Foreign Reviews

Ultraportátil convertible 10,1": Lenovo Miix 320-10ICR [80XF003SSP]
Source: Putoinformatico Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Good price; compact size; light weight; decent hardware; nice connectivity.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/01/2017
Lenovo Miix 320-10ICR. Pros y contras (299 €)
Source: Ofertaman Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Decent hardware; support USB-C; long battery life; good price. Negative: Poor display; plastic case; relatively thick.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 09/03/2017

 

Comment

Lenovo: Lenovo ( "Le" as in the English word legend and "novo" (Latin) for new) was founded in 1984 as a Chinese computer trading company. From 2004, the company has been the largest laptop manufacturer in China and got the fourth largest manufacturer worldwide after the acquisition of IBM's PC division in 2005. In addition to desktops and notebooks, the company also produces monitors, projectors, servers, etc.

In 2011, Lenovo acquired the majority of Medion AG, a European computer hardware manufacturer. In 2014, Lenovo took over Motorola Mobility, which gave them a boost in the smartphone market.

From 2014 to 2016 Lenovo's market share in the global notebook market was 20-21%, ranking second behind HP. However, the distance decreased gradually. In the smartphone market, Lenovo did not belong to the Top 5 global manufacturers in 2016.


Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards.

Intel HD Graphics 400 (Braswell): Integrated graphics card in the Intel Braswell series (2016 Celeron) processors. Based on the Broadwell architecture (Intel Gen8) supporting DirectX 11.2. Depending on the processor offers 12 shader cores (EU) and different clock speeds.Only some 3D games with very low demands are playable with these cards.

Intel HD Graphics (Cherry Trail): Integrated graphics card in the Cherry-Trail SoCs. Based on a Broadwell GPU (Intel Gen8) and supports DirectX 11.2. Depending on the SoC offers 12 or 16 EUs.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.
Intel Atom x5:

Z8350: Soc with an integrated quad core Atom processor clocked at 1.44 - 1.92 GHz, an Intel HD Graphics GPU and a dual channel LPDDR3-1600 memory controller.
» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.

1.02 kg:

This weight is typical for big tablets, small subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles with a 10-11 inch display-diagonal.

1.049 kg:


72.8%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.
Lenovo IdeaPad Miix 320 10-80XF005YRA
HD Graphics (Cherry Trail)

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Stefan Hinum, 2017-09-25 (Update: 2017-09-25)